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Safe Mountain Biking Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is it safe to go on a small roller coaster (space mountain) at five weeks pregnant since the fetus is so small and the placenta hasn't yet formed?
Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?
Not safe: The air at 3500 meters (over 10, 000 ft) above sea level is significantly thinner and has less oxygen in it than you are used to. It is not a good idea to expose your developing baby to reduced oxygen (hypoxia), and the hazard would be greatest in the first trimester. This is especially true if you have a heart or lung problem (asthma). Mountain sickness at altitude is another hazard to your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: If you did not have a problem before doing so there should be no problem now. ...Read more
In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?
Elevation: Elevation and shortness of breath are common enough fetus has high affinity hemoglobin and oxygenates better than you minor event probably harder on you. There is nothing wrong with slowing down your activity in an environment that can be deleterious to you health and allow you body to adjust. In. ...Read more
Caffeine: This could be a lot of caffeine - caffeine is not recommended during pregnancy. Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not contraindicated : Neurogen e is combination of vitamin b complex and vitamin e, it is technically safe to be given for pregnant women, but mostly for women who has persistent vomitting, otherwise, prenatal vitamins, Folic Acid and balanced healthy diet are enough for a noncomplicated pregnancy. ...Read more
LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more
None: Soda is a worthless substance that provides no benefits to any human body; excepting for transient taste delight. The sugars and synthetic materials in soda present threats to proper balance of body metabolism. Sodas are loaded with excessive carbohydrate calories. ...Read more
Many products: This particular company sells a variety of products. The ingredients for each one would need to be reviewed individually. A good general rule for pregnant women though is if you're not sure then don't use it. The overwhelming majority of over-the-counter topical skin products are safe for use. ...Read more
Not recommended: Pregnant women should not be using vaginal antiseptic solutions. This should not be used and safety in pregnancy has not been confirmed. If you have an abnormal vaginal discharge, then you should go to your OB for an exam and to get treated appropriately. It is also normal to have a slightly increased discharge during pregnancy, fyi. ...Read more
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